Phrases with "honor"

Willa Cather He had put on his best afternoon coat in honor of his pupil, and wore a pearl in his black ascot. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Washington Irving The rich and powerful of the land contended who should entertain and do honor to her; or rather, who should secure the charms of her lute to draw fashionable throngs to their saloons. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

F. Scott Fitzgerald He yawned, scribbled his honor pledge on the cover, and sauntered from the room. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Before I go I shall do myself the honor to suggest something to you. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Washington Irving It is there that he seeks to be gathered in peace and honor among his kindred and his early friends. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Nor was any ridicule thus incurred; for the costliness of the entertainment was understood to be an expression of OFFICIAL pride, done in honor of the city, not as an effort of personal display. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Malicorne had asked Manicamp to ask a brevet of maid of honor of the Comte de Guiche; and the Comte de Guiche had asked this brevet of Monsieur, who had signed it without hesitation. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

My honor will not survive it! You see, then, Felton, I can do nothing but die. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Entretanto, tengo el honor de ser Su mas obedeciente servidor, CARLOS WATERTON. Incertus, quo fata ferant, ubi sistere detur. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

H. G. Wells It meant mischief, it might mean failure in that life of politics and affairs, for which I was trained, which it was my honor to follow. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Francis Bacon The example of God, teacheth the lesson truly: He sendeth his rain, and maketh his sun to shine, upon the just and unjust; but he doth not rain wealth, nor shine honor and virtues, upon men equally. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Arthur Conan Doyle Have I your promise upon your honor and all that you hold dear that you will ask for grace?” “You have. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Leon Trotsky He jumped to his feet and danced on the bed in honor of the revolution. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I repeat to you, however, and this time on my word of honor — I think perhaps too often — that I am in haste, great haste. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

William Makepeace Thackeray You come here with a lie on your lips — a lie against my father, to swear his life away, against my dear cousin’s honor and love. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

You hold your head high, as a man of honor should; and I deeply regret that you may have to bow before ridicule, and in a few days, it might be, contempt. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Sir Richard Burton As for Khalifah the fisherman, the Caliph assigned him a monthly solde of fifty dinars, and took him into especial favor, which would lead to rank and dignity, honor and worship. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Catherine Helen Spence Think how valuable even two years of your life is to many who love and honor you. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Anthony Trollope It is, however, a point of honor with these owners, as it is also in Maryland, not to sell their slaves; and a man who cannot sell his slaves must keep them. North America by Anthony Trollope

Vsevolod Krestovsky Lieutenant Sergei Kovroff gives you his word of honor on that. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Wilkie Collins I am bound in honor not to assist you by word or deed. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

In fact, it seems to me so great an honor for a prisoner that I think Monsieur de Comminges must be mistaken. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

William Makepeace Thackeray As the greatest honor that could be done to him, Poinsinet was invited to eat, and a tray was produced, on which was a delicate dish prepared in the Turkish manner. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Sir Richard Burton But he also said to me, ‘Let thy son come hither forthright that I may become familiar with him and receive him with all honor and worship. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

From time immemorial we have held ourselves aloof from whatever could be thought to stain our honor or impeach our good name. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis It’s an honor to have you come from your great church,” said Elmer. “Not a bit of trouble. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

How much more should you stand up in honor of living souls passing forward to find their Saviour!” The psychological moment was upon them. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Outside, however, the guards of honor on duty, and the patrol of musketeers, paced up and down; and the sound of their feet could be heard on the gravel walks. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Saint–Aignan stopped at the foot of the staircase leading to the entresol, where the maids of honor were lodged, and to the first floor, where Madame’s apartments were situated. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Sinclair Lewis We’re pulling wires to get you the high honor that’s your due — election to a chair in one of the Baptist seminaries. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

As he was passing through the bed-chamber, he had the honor of seeing the Duc de Sairmeuse through the half-open door of a small, white, marble bath-room. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins If you and the other ladies decide to honor me, it is needless to say you shall have one of my grand efforts. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

His honor is an punctilious as that of any man on earth; his friendship you can never doubt. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

William Makepeace Thackeray And this is the person whom Posterity has chosen to honor along with me — ME! Faith, Monsieur Posterity, you have put me in pretty company, and I see you are no wiser than we were in our time. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Anna Katherine Green There was a picture there; a small framed photograph which occupied the post of honor on his desk. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

And she knew herself mad; for the desires and the delights of love die swiftly, but the knowledge of honor abides always. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Washington Irving They were honorably received and entertained by Ismael, and, on their departure with the body, the guard of honor of Moslem cavaliers escorted the funeral train to the frontier. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Sir Richard Burton The contracts were written out and the two Kings bestowed robes of honor of silk and satin on those who were present, whilst the city was decorated and the rejoicings were renewed. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins I felt that I need be under no restraints of honor with a man who was keeping me a prisoner, and who had made an accomplice of me by threatening my life. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The dinner had been given in honor of a certain celebrated statesman, and the character of his guests was in keeping with that of the one thus complimented. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Now, there is a young girl sitting at the first window, with her profile outlined by the light, whom I feel it an honor to speak to. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Benjamin Disraeli Semitism has destroyed art; it taught man to despise his own body, and the essence of art is to honor the human frame. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Vsevolod Krestovsky The whole gang will pledge their words of honor to that. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

If by your rival’s hand th’ Italians fall, So shall your fatal sword his friends oppress, In honor equal, equal in success. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

This honor had been paid to monsieur le surintendant, more for the sake of haste than of respect. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Edgar Allan Poe To The Editors of The Lady’s Book: I have the honor of sending you, for your magazine, an article which I hope you will be able to comprehend rather more distinctly than I do myself. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Try on my word of honor what you tried without the word of honor of my brother. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Edgar Allan Poe She had a crotchet, but it was instinct with common sense, and gave pleasure to all who had the honor of her acquaintance. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

We don’t honor any kind of work any more than any other people. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Leon Trotsky On December 28, a huge demonstration was held in Petrograd, in honor of democratic peace. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Robert Green Ingersoll Let us be honor bright and fair. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Edmund Burke To him the departure of the troops from their ancient principles of loyalty and honor seems quite inconceivable. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

It would do no honor to Thomas Davidson’s memory not to be frank about him. Memories and Studies by William James

Arthur Conan Doyle We do him sufficient honor if a Squire ride against him, and with your consent I have chosen my own body-squire, John Widdicombe, to clear the path for us across the bridge. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Leon Trotsky In October of 1927, the Central Executive Committee held its session in Leningrad. In honor of the occasion, the authorities staged a mass demonstration. My Life by Leon Trotsky

And why is that? Purely from the vicious constitution of society on the continent, where all the fountains of honor lie in the military profession or in the diplomatic. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

William Makepeace Thackeray But if THEY didn’t know what honor was, I did; and never, never did I tell tails about my masters when in their sarvice — OUT, in cors, the hobligation is no longer binding. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Few, however, are endowed with so much candor; and in particular, for the honor of literature, it grieves me to find, by p. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Mr. ——, a young student at that time, had the honor of giving him the coup de grâce, and finishing the sentence of the law. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Francis Bacon And it is nothing strange if a thing not held in honor does not prosper. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

His alliance created honor for his wife and for his descendants. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

To renounce an honor for an advantage. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the ancient and populous county of Hampshire there was no lack of leaders or of soldiers for a service which promised either honor or profit. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

William Makepeace Thackeray As for wooden shoes, I saw few of ’em; and for frogs, upon my honor I never see a single Frenchman swallow one, which I had been led to beleave was their reg’lar, though beastly, custom. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Madame Desvarennes was as strong physically as she was morally, and proved victorious by bringing into the world a little girl, who was named Michelins in honor of her father. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Meantime, my guardians were all men of honor and integrity; but their hands were filled with their own affairs. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Theodore Dreiser One preceded his honor like a fat, stuffy, dusty majordomo to and from his dressing-room. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Each one presses forward, so as to honor his companion by leaving him behind. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins A man of your strict sense of honor — of your intellect — of your high aspirations — of your personal charm and influence — is not a man whom we can allow to run to waste. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Guy de Maupassan Behind them came four maids of honor dressed in pink and forming a charming court for so dainty a queen. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Now you can judge,” he ended, turning directly to the Altrurian, “how much we honor labor. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Henry Fielding When I represented to the king the indecency of conferring such an honor on such a fellow, he answered me that he was the archbishop’s relation. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Dining with the king was an honor his majesty was not so prodigal of as Henry IV. had been. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Mark Twain Considering what it can stand, and be happy, you do me too much honor when you think that I can place before it a system of plain cold facts that can take the cheerfulness out of it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

F. Scott Fitzgerald Not to be sorry, not to loose one cry of regret, to live according to a clear code of honor toward each other, and to seek the moment’s happiness as fervently and persistently as possible. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Theodore Dreiser His business was to call loudly, when the latter entered, “His honor the Court, hats off. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Gertrude Stein To show the difference between an occasion and merit and a button it is necessary to recognise that an honor is not forced so that there is no question of taste. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Thomas Carlyle Italy produced the one world-voice; we English had the honor of producing the other. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

He conjures him by every sentiment of honor and patriotism to come to his assistance, and this before it was too late. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Sinclair Lewis There were fine wrinkles beside his eyes, he rolled Bull Durham cigarettes constantly, and his opinion of man’s honor and woman’s virtue was but low. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Rudyard Kipling Bad for the honor of the house — very. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Monsieur d’Herblay, I pledge you my honor that the first promotion shall be yours. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The details of his early life already given show how soon the inborn honor of his nature began to shine. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Granby had outlined the perfect life to him, not without a certain stress upon its material rewards such as honor and influence at college, and Basil’s imagination was already far in the future. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Jules Verne Well, for the honor of the name which you bear I shall not do so again. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

William Makepeace Thackeray Was it not an honor that your Highness did me just now when you condescended to pass over the bridge of your slave’s nose?” The phrase was by all voices pronounced to be very poetical. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anna Katherine Green But I saw no plain road to this freedom, for our paths never crossed and my honor as well as safety demanded that the coveted result should be without any possible danger to myself. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

G. K. Chesterton And therefore, as I have the honor to remark, I am proud of my family at last. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

He was not very much shocked at what I had done, for poverty had perhaps blunted his sense of honor and principle. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Wilkie Collins Knowing as we do how cruelly this gentleman has been used, it seems to me that we are bound in honor to open his eyes to the truth. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Wilkie Collins He went into the back room, where the water was, and busied himself in washing up all the spare crockery of the bachelor household in honor of Mr. Blyth’s expected visit. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Wilkie Collins His was the most infamous in the list of the family crimes — and he escaped, without answering to a court of law or a court of honor for what he had done. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have your aasurance that my honor is safe, whatever course I take. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle But the nobler spirits — Audley, Chandos and the others — would have thought it shame to gain money whilst there was work to be done or honor to be won. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

I give you my word of honor that no one shall know through me that you are here, and, more than that, when you have gone from here, I promise you it shall be as if you had never been. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Fouquet felt that he was lost, but he as not one to shrink when the voice of honor spoke loudly within him. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

So that when he proposed to us to draw our swords in honor of old England you see how we snapped up the proposition. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The honor of her house was dearer to her than any individual happiness. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Wilkie Collins His honor the admiral’s keys stolen; his honor the admiral’s desk ransacked; and his honor the admiral’s private letters broke open. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I trow well to guard for you both honor and estate. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

My wife will have all her maids of honor pretty; I, all the gentlemen about me good-looking. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

And Nikita, why his honor was suddenly pricked — a marvel? No. If the people will set out in a friendly way to do something together, they’ll draw everybody after them. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Vsevolod Krestovsky Do you think we would lie to you and stain the honor of the gang for twenty measly rubles?” “That is business. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

A grand banquet was given at Sairmeuse in honor of the betrothal — a banquet all the more brilliant since there were other victories to be celebrated. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Your own conscience and your own sense of honor must decide the question. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

But, as it was, we could only honor him the more, and give him a place in our hearts which he shared with Longfellow. This divine poet I have never ceased to read. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Since his first arrival at Paris, he had had constant occasion to honor this excellent man, whom he had always found worthy, loyal, and great. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Edmund Burke The temple of honor ought to be seated on an eminence. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Wilkie Collins I am a coward; I am a villain; I have no honor and no heart. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

My lords, if you know not how to rule your clergy, you will most certainly, like a man that cannot rule his wife, have neither quiet at home nor honor abroad. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Wilkie Collins She asked, with ironical humility, if I proposed to honor them by still remaining their guest, after the disturbance that I had provoked. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Wilkie Collins Baffled, but not discouraged, Mrs. Lecount turned her steps next toward the back street of Aldborough, and astonished the servant’s relatives by conferring on them the honor of a morning call. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Sir Richard Burton Thus disguised, she said to the slave boy Abdullah: “Take now thy tambourine, that we may play and sing and dance in honor of our master’s guest. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Thus it is that the honor of three is saved: our country’s, our master’s, and our own. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Francis Bacon For it contained three things: honor to the general; riches to the treasury out of the spoils; and donatives to the army. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Wilkie Collins My honor is concerned in bowling out Mrs. Lecount. This last move of hers has made it a personal matter between us. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins Stranger still, while other couples go off with relatives and friends, all socially united in honor of the occasion, these two and their friends part at the church door. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

His honor even has not escaped. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The woman whom I honor with my regard ought never to go on foot; if she is bespattered with mud, I suffer. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

I am come here, from Algiers, to speak the truth in his name, and to save him for his own honor and the honor of my Empire. See here! At noon, I have this paper, sent by a swift pigeon. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Mark Twain Well, after all, it is our first date, and so it is right enough to honor it, and pay the public schools to teach our children to honor it: George Washington was born in 1492. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Vast is the throng of these; nor less the train Of lustful youths, for foul adult’ry slain: Hosts of deserters, who their honor sold, And basely broke their faith for bribes of gold. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

I let my own curl as I replied: “You do me too much honor to ask my opinion. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

R. D. Blackmore Mistress Anerley, I have the honor of quaffing this glass to your very best health, and that of a very charming young lady, who has hitherto failed to appreciate me. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

This he did not for the well-being of Robin Hood, but because he would save his lord’s honor if he could. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

I am not a fool, and I give you my word and honor that Lucy Floyd loves you. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

My device,” he continues, “is this: I give my word of honor most solemnly to myself to do or to leave undone this or that. Memories and Studies by William James

Washington Irving He moreover conferred on him the honor of knighthood, and armed him with his own hands. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Washington Irving He desired, therefore, to have a flapper at his elbow, and I had the honor to be deputed to that office. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

In truth, he had no dread as he had no hope left; he knew well enough that by the blow which had vindicated her honor he had forfeited his own existence. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I honor you more than I do the Pope, and I love my sister more than I fear him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

He had so often heard her highly spoken of that he had formed a high idea of her, but one which was, however, far below the reality; he understood now that it was an honor to be acquainted with her. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Thomas More They have indeed very few of them, lest greater numbers sharing in the same honor might make the dignity of that order which they esteem so highly to sink in its reputation. Utopia by Thomas More

Arthur Conan Doyle For this purpose I would have you know that it is not my wont to let any occasion pass where it is in any way possible that honor may be gained. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Does it please your honor that I should accompany you?” “You or another; it is of very little consequence, provided I have a light. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Sinclair Lewis Babbitt’s porter was an obsequious gray-haired negro who did him an honor highly esteemed in the land of Zenith — greeted him by name. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Ralph Waldo Emerson But he made good friends of the selectmen, served them with his best chop, when they supped at his house, and also with his honor the Judge, he was very cordial, grasping his hand. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Trust me in this, Sidi. I pledge you my honor that, before the sun sets, she shall be given back to you unharmed, or I will return here myself, and your tribe shall slay me in what fashion they will. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

It was the same place we have already had the honor of describing to our readers; we shall therefore satisfy ourselves with naming it. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope He would do honor to his wife, and make much of her. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

All honor to him, I agree; a fellow with that much grit deserves his liberty. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

I had the honor of knowing him, and I was well able to appreciate him. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Louisa May Alcott I’ve had experience, too, for haven’t I brought up one boy to be a pride and honor to his family?” “I’ll testify that you tried to do it,” said Laurie with a grateful look. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle What use are you to me, Raoul, since I have gained no honor in the taking of you? How is it with you now?” The young Frenchman had risen to his feet. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

The inhibition covered the balance of the day only, and, as Mr. Terne put it: “A few hours’ quiet will give you a clearer view of the situation, Barbour. I honor you for feeling as you do. Serapion by Francis Stevens

The hand that struck this blow shall not be accountable for the loss of a noble woman’s honor and happiness as well. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells I felt that if I let this matter pass, my last shred of pride and honor would pass with it, that for the rest of my life I should never deserve the slightest respect or any woman’s love. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Of all the exploits performed since their arrival in England by the extraordinary men with whom he had the honor to be associated, this seemed without question to be the most wonderful. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry James He had the Adam and the Eve transported to his own apartment, and one warm evening in May he gave a little dinner in honor of the artist. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

William Makepeace Thackeray Au bout du compte, what was I to do, if a banker did not choose to honor a cheque drawn by his dead grandmother? I began to wish I had my snuff-box back. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Anthony Trollope Am I so low as that, that his honor will be tarnished if I become his wife?” But she, in saying this, was thinking of things of which Mrs. Burton knew nothing. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Robert Green Ingersoll We honor him because he has ennobled our race, because he has contributed as much as any man living or dead to the real prosperity of the world. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Ann Radcliffe When the marchioness first saw him, she treated him with great distinction, and at length made such advances, as neither the honor nor the inclinations of the count permitted him to notice. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

But honor?” he still continued, “and what is honor after all? A theory which every man understands in his own way. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Rudyard Kipling As he held he closed his jaws tighter and tighter, for he made sure he would be banged to death, and, for the honor of his family, he preferred to be found with his teeth locked. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

The misery that is heroism because France needs it, because a soldier’s honor wills it. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Guy de Maupassant I will answer for everything, on my honor as an officer. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

As light is a greater good to those who see others by it than to those who only are seen, so is honor of a greater benefit to those who are sensible of it than to those whose glory is admired. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

But she kept her secret with a tranquil mind, her sense of honor quite unruffled, for no thought of evil ever disturbed her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jules Verne No; he reckoned on a better argument in his favor, and it was to his long life of toil and honor that he relegated the task of pleading for him. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Wilkie Collins To what motive may I attribute the honor of your visit?” By this time Mr. Rayburn had recovered himself. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I had the honor of asking you why you altered your costume. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Jules Verne The president of the Gun Club has the honor to inform his colleagues that, at the meeting of the 5th instant, he will bring before them a communication of an extremely interesting nature. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

So, slowly but surely, they are reaching up to the higher callings and working into places of honor and trust. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Sarah Orne Jewett Mrs. Blackett and I gave our word of honor that we would remind her of this heavy responsibility. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Mark Twain The church had lately been decorated, on the occasion of a great ceremony in honor of St. Peter, and men were engaged, now, in removing the flowers and gilt paper from the walls and pillars. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

I told him that I was ready to receive Signor Lucien de Franchi, and that all the honor of his visit would be conferred on me. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

We were seated in old-fashioned welcome, such as used to honor a banker’s customers in Venice, and all comers bowed and bade us good day. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Perhaps, too, the voice of honor whispered that it was cowardice to strive to escape the responsibility of one’s acts by death. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Knighted, accordingly, in honor of the occasion. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

If he defers he will find the place of honor taken. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Wilkie Collins I had my reasons” (he bowed with gallantry to Cecilia) “for being eager to have the honor of knowing Mr. Wyvil and his daughter; and I refused. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

William Makepeace Thackeray I was given to understand that I should get a chamberlain’s key and some post of honor did I choose to remain, and I even wrote home to my brother Tom in England, hinting a change in my condition. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

Sir Francis shrank from an explanation, and so far forgot honor as to murmur some indistinct promise that the wedding should be speedy. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

In short, I have the honor to ask your majesty for my discharge. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle There are some who might find some pleasure in these paintings, but I learn the art of war is the only art which is held in honor in your island. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Jules Verne It was not only his own honor which was in question, but the honor of all who belonged to him. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

A constellation (Coma Berenices) named in honor of one who sacrificed her hair to save her husband. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

On the contrary, the whole people are anxious to honor you to the very uttermost, and to bestow upon you the greatest privileges and blessings which can possibly be given. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Kate Chopin Meanwhile, I shall ask you to begin with this cocktail, composed-would you say ‘composed?’” with an appeal to Miss Mayblunt-“composed by my father in honor of Sister Janet’s wedding. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Dead upon the field of honor, yes; but the field of honor was so very wet! It makes a difference. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

He is in debt—is on the high road to ruin; and we ought to save the honor of the body of which we are members. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

So, for instance, any action on the part of a woman which traverses an injunction of the accepted schedule of proprieties is felt to reflect immediately upon the honor of the man whose woman she is. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Rudyard Kipling Take the boy into thy house, my sister, and forget not to honor the priest who sees so far into the lives of men. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Since his majesty still lives, since the honor of the throne is safe, everything else is a matter of indifference to me. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Much this happed, wherefore one must justly honor Hagen. At that time the warrior was of his years a lad. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

After a few minutes of frightful uncertainty, honor triumphed. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

John Morley She was unamiable, it is true, and possessed neither the delicacy which a more fastidious age requires in a woman, nor the sense of honor which we now demand in a man. Voltaire by John Morley

Wilkie Collins All officers of the army and navy who are present wear their uniforms in honor of the occasion. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Wilkie Collins As Blanche’s guardian, I have the honor of proposing that her marriage be advanced to a day to be hereafter named in the first fortnight of the ensuing month. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anthony Trollope You’ve turned up an honor already. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I have given you a commission of lady of honor which you wished for; you will give me, presently, something I wish for. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

He answered, that he had enough of all the other Greeks, but not of the Aeginetans for he expected a donary of them, as having won the greatest honor in the battle at Salamis.” (Ibid. viii. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Arthur Conan Doyle In all our fights in France I cannot call to mind any in which they have been so strong or we so weak as now, so that there will be the more honor to be gained. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

I give my life and honor into your hands. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Here I must mention a little circumstance which does honor to Kant’s benevolence. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

Thomas Paine The wisdom, civil governments, and sense of honor of the states of Greece and Rome, are frequently held up as objects of excellence and imitation. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Wilkie Collins As I love and honor my mother’s memory — as I trust in the mercy of God — this is the truth. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

May God preserve their honor there. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Arthur Conan Doyle Now let each man raise one of our comrades, lest we leave our honor in the gate of this castle. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]